first_img No (3216) STAFF AT SOME Tesco stores have voted to strike ‘indefinitely’ from tomorrow over issues surrounding the contracts of the company’s longest-serving Irish workers.Today, staff at two stores – Sligo and Ballina – have voted against striking. The move means that a total of 8 stores of the 24 balloted have rejected Mandate’s call for strike.The row centres on the contracts of those employees remaining who have been employed since before 1996, with the retailer claiming that those contracts are no longer fit for purpose. They say that their stores will remain open as usual.They have called on trade union Mandate to call off the strike and accept a recommendation by the Labour Court which affects 250 of the 14,500 staff at Tesco.“Tesco condemns the call by Mandate this morning for customers to shop in competitor supermarkets which do not recognise trade unions.  The suggestion by Mandate this morning that shoppers should stop shopping altogether is equally absurd and highlights their removal from the reality of the retail marketplace.”We’re asking: Do you support striking Tesco workers? Image: PA Archive/PA Images I don’t know (1159) Poll Results: By Paul Hosford Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: PA Archive/PA Images YesNoI don’t knowVotecenter_img Poll: Do you support striking Tesco workers? Staff at nine stores will strike from tomorrow. 63 Comments Yes (10021) Feb 13th 2017, 12:28 PM 28,885 Views Share145 Tweet Email Short URL Monday 13 Feb 2017, 12:28 PMlast_img

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